Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Craft Link up ~ Crafty Creations No. 22

Time to share your Crafty Creations with us!!!
Link up your recent or older paper craft projects 
and visit other blogs to see what others created.  
Great way to meet other crafters.  
You can share more than one paper craft.

Come Inspire and Be Inspired!

I love seeing all the things you create.  Please link back to The Memory Nest in 
some way. And have fun inspiring and being inspired.  (click here for button)

Happy Monday and Happy Sharing,

Thursday, July 17, 2014

More Bella Blvd.

I am sharing some more layouts that I created with my new stash of Bella Blvd.  If you 
missed the Bella Blvd post the other day - I will fill you in - I decided to try Bella Blvd 
products ~ LOVE them.  These layouts were created with Max and Sprinkles.

I apologize that some of the photos used on my layouts are not the best quality.  Sometime I snap
moments with my iPhone and have to scrap them. The iPhone 4 photo quality is not the best but 
I still must scrap these fun memories.  Really hoping to upgrade soon!!!

Inspired by sketches from:

Sketch 400    W2: First Design Team Reveal

Happy trying new product,

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Grand Entrance

Kelli is back sharing more of the layouts she created with our Color Kit
Grand Entrance!  You can see the colors that inspired this kit below.  I LOVE 
the layouts that Kelli created.  You can see her first one by clicking here.  
She was able to create 4 layouts using the papers and embellishments.

Like what you see?  Check out the Grand Entrance kit at the store
and while you are visiting take a peek at the other Color Kits.
Lots of great products at one amazing price1!

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bella BLVD - Molly

After seeing numerous layouts crafted with Bella Blvd I decided to by a few of the collection kits.
I must say - I LOVE them!!!  The layouts I am sharing today were created with Molly. 

 A couple of close-ups

Journaling pocket

And here are the sketches that inspired these layouts.  Thanks for the inspiration:
Life Paper Scrapbook and Let's Get Sketchy - both July sketches.

Life. Paper. Scrapbook.   * The Home With Love*: Hold / " Lgs reveal week 1 "

Happy Scrapping,

Monday, July 14, 2014

Make it Monday No. 21

Hello!  It is Make it Monday time.  If you are looking for the Creative Blog Tour click here.
You can learn more about me and be introduced to two amazing scrapbookers.

The newest sketch was created by me!  I would love to see what you create or how you 
interpret the sketch.  I was thrilled to see what the Design Team created.  Scroll down to 
see their layouts and cards!  Remember: Cards are WELCOME!!!  

our lovely guest designer for the month of July.
So thrilled to have her play along with us. LOVE
what she created!

P.S. Angie is using the Fancy Pants collection Happy Go Lucky available 
at tMN!! Love what she did with the collection.

Loving her use of rainbow lately!!

Such a fun vibrant layout that really depicts summer!

Rachel created two adorable cards based on 
the sketch and you can do the same!!!

LOVE her colorful washi tape page. Absolutely darling 
with those adorable pictures of her girls!

And I actually had time to play before the post went live. I created two layouts 
because I wanted to use the sketch two different ways! One is CAS (Guitar 
Girls) the other a little more fun with more embellishments and a variety of 
patterned papers (Red Sox Fans)

We would love to see what you create!  And remember: ALL who link up to 
our challenges are entered into our monthly prize drawing!  Good Luck!!!

Happy Making,

Creative Blog Tour

I have met so many wonderful ladies in the scrapbooking blogosphere.  I always enjoy seeing their creations and am thrilled when they stop by to say hi.  It is so nice to connect with other ladies who share the same love - scrapbooking.  

Thank you Angie from Living a Crafting Life for asking me to be a part of the Creative Blog Tour.  Stop by and visit Angie to see what she shared in her creative blog post.  This is a fun way for us crafters to introduce our scrappy friends to other scrappy friends.  Make sure to read through the end to see the other creative bloggers I tagged!

1. What am I working on?

I am always working on catching up on my scrapbooking. Lately, I have been scrapping mostly current pictures.  From time to time I reach into my stash of old pictures to create with those!  I am busy keeping the two monthly challenges on my blog going and as most of you know have been creating sketches.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My style has really changed over the last year or so.  I truly love working with sketches.  It helps jump start my creative juices.  I have learned that I can take a sketch but make the layout my own.  I LOVE mixing products from different manufacturers.  I pull colors for my layouts from the pictures I am scrapping.   And although I love trying new techniques, sometimes clean and simple is the way for me!


3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I started scrapbooking 13 years ago after I married my high school sweetheart.  And actually, today is our wedding anniversary - such a coincidence!  I wanted a special album to showcase all the extra pictures that were taken by our wedding guests.  I found that I loved creating scrapbooks and continued crafting albums for my children!  I LOVE looking back on an event and reliving it all over again.  The journaling definitely helps but even the pictures tell a story through the page design and details added.  

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I am not a huge writer, but I love to share some thoughts on my pages.  I always start scrapping by looking at my pictures and choosing a collection or color palette.  The products I choose and the various amazing sketches available help me to create!  Here is the sketch I created for the next challenge at tMN.  The sketch goes live today and is created to help quick start someone else's creativity (and my own too).  I appreciate all the amazing sketches that the scrapbook community shares!

Here are the creative blogs/blogger I have tagged.  They will be sharing more about themselves next Monday - July 21st on their blogs.  Make sure to stop by.

I met Crystal a couple of years ago through blogging and our wonderful scarpbooking hobby.  Crystal has been an amazing addition to the design team creating layouts and recently sketches.  I am always excited to see the lovely layouts Crystal creates!  Always in awe!!

Hi, I'm Crystal I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago when I made my wedding album. I'm a stay at home mom to two girls I feel so lucky to be able to stay at home with my girls. Every morning I have to start my day with a cup of coffee I also have a huge sweet tooth I need to eat candy everyday. During my free time when I'm not scrapbooking I enjoy running. If you want to learn more about me you can check out my blog:

I recently met Wendi also through blogging about scrapbooking.  Over the last few months, I have enjoyed getting to know her a lot more.  Wendi's layouts always amaze me.  I love her layering and how she puts all the products together.  Truly inspiring!!

I'm wifey to my hot hubby, Jeremy for 15 years, and mom to wonderful, 3 cute kids who keep me super busy (all 3 kids are named after cities in different countries). We live in sunny So Cali, and I am a beach lover!!! Scrapbooking has become my creative outlet which I LOVE to do in my spare time. I enjoy making layouts, cards, creating home decor items for our house, and altering!!! I LOVE it all. I LOVE my ipod and itunes, I'm a HUGE Depeche Mode fan, love to walk & do zumba, relax at the beach, and hang out in the backyard with my kids.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Designing with Glitz

Hello!  I am a huge fan of Glitz paper packs!!!  I LOVE the way their papers coordinate and the
stickers that come with the collection kits.  The first layout used both the Finnley and Dapper Dan
Collection, available at The Memory Nest.  The second layout is all Finnley papers.  

Inspired by a sketch I saw on Michele Duffy's blog
It's About the Paper. It is a sketch from Paper Bakery.
It's About the Paper

Saw this sketch on my bloggy friend, Wendi's blog,
Scrappy Day in Paradise. She is a DT member for 
Scrappy Day in Paradise

Happy designing, 

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